Michael Slezak
November 21, 2009 AT 04:00 PM EST

A planned appearance by teen pop sensation Justin Bieber at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY, turned ugly yesterday when a crowd of 3,000 teens grew impatient and unruly, resulting in five people being sent to the hospital with minor complaints, according to The Associated Press. What’s more, the New York Daily News reports that police arrested James Roppo, senior vice president of sales at Island Def Jam Records, for continuing to encourage Bieber fans to flock to the autograph signing even while police attempted to disperse the crowd.

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